Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), today announced a major expansion of
its philanthropic partnership with GRID
Alternatives, a nonprofit that makes solar power and solar job
training available to underserved communities. Over the last four years,
GRID Alternatives and Enphase have powered over 1,000 low-income homes
across the U.S., generating over $25 million in long-term savings to
help these families pay for basic expenses. This expanded partnership
will serve an additional 350-400 families over the next 12 months,
providing $10 million more in savings, while providing thousands of
individuals with hands-on job training in the growing solar industry.
Over the last four years, GRID Alternatives and Enphase have powered over 1,000 low-income homes across the U.S., generating over $25 million in long-term savings to help these families pay for basic expenses. The expanded 2014 partnership will serve an additional 350-400 families over the next 12 months, providing $10 million more in savings, while providing thousands of individuals with hands-on job training in the growing solar industry. (Photo: Business Wire)
"GRID Alternatives' mission of bringing clean and affordable energy to
communities across the country aligns with Enphas's efforts to promote
solar energy, and together we are helping to provide much needed
financial savings to our neighbors in need," said Jeff Loebbaka, senior
vice president of global sales, marketing and support for Enphase.
"Our continued partnership with GRID allows families of all demographics
to participate in a clean energy future."
Enphase employees have donated more than 2,200 volunteer hours for
families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including residents of
an affordable housing community in Sebastopol, Calif., and a family in
Richmond, Calif. The community and environmental impact of these
volunteer hours to-date amounts to a combined $395,000 in savings for 18
families and the prevention of over 1,200 tons of greenhouse gases, the
clean air equivalent of planting 29,000 trees.
Donations of the Enphase® System have also provided clean,
alternative energy to families all across California, Colorado and most
recently New York and New Jersey.
"Enphase's long-standing partnership has been instrumental in helping us
expand into new regions and serve more families and more job trainees
across the country," said Erica Mackie, CEO and co-founder of GRID
Alternatives. "We're excited to see this partnership continue to grow."
About Enphase Energy, Inc.
Enphase Energy delivers microinverter technology for the solar industry
that increases energy production, simplifies design and installation,
improves system uptime and reliability, reduces fire safety risk and
provides a platform for intelligent energy management. Our
semiconductor-based microinverter system converts energy at the
individual solar module level and brings a systems-based, high
technology approach to solar energy generation. Connect with Enphase on Facebook
and follow us on Twitter.
About GRID Alternatives
GRID Alternatives is a non-profit organization that brings the benefits
of solar technology to low-income communities. Using a barn-raising
model, GRID Alternatives leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to
install solar power on qualifying homes, providing needed savings for
families struggling to make ends meet while preparing workers for jobs
in the fast-growing solar industry and cleaning our air. More than 4000
families have benefited from the program to date, saving $110 million in
lifetime electricity costs, and more than 15,000 people have received
solar training. GRID Alternatives has nine offices throughout
California, Colorado, and the New York/Tri-State area, and also works in
tribal lands and in Nicaragua. For more information, visit www.gridalternatives.org.
Enphase Energy®, the Enphase logo and other trademarks or service names
are the trademarks of Enphase Energy, Inc.
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